Anastasia Touch of Lilac, Electro, Star Cobalt, Rich Velvet Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a very light, muted pink with a soft, frosted finish. It’s not really lilac to me–it is much warmer than that. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm, so it applied well to the lid and didn’t lose its coverage when blended. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Delightful (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Whimsical (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Spectacle (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Sephora Dew Drop (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #8 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #5 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Prowlin' (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dare to Bare (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rave (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is an iridescent, medium pinky lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that is a bit dry to work with, so there is some fall out and sheerness without a good primer or base in place. The color lasted for seven and a half hours. Makeup Geek Hot Pants (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Lilac Wonder (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spitfire (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). L'Oreal With a Twist (LE, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Smoothie (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Illamasqua Charm (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Bend the Knee (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Mashup (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Becca Abalone (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bonbon (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Garden Gate (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom La-La-Lavish (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Ignition (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark navy blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had really intense pigmentation, but its downfall was the very dense consistency–it felt more like a cream than a powder eyeshadow–which made it harder to blend out and apply to the lid. I would recommend a flat, firm synthetic brush for this one, and then using a softer blending brush after initial application. The color itself started to crease after eight hours of wear. MAC Blue Envy (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Evidence (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Center Stage (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Free Bird (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chill Out (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Interstellar (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Huda Beauty Sapphire #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vega (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Baltic (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Sydney Grace Abyss (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC In the Shadows (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace JB (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, burgundy-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a smattering of white micro-sparkle over a mostly matte finish. Applied, it looks more matte than anything else as a lot of the sparkle doesn’t transfer to the lid. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to blend on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. bareMinerals Stiletto (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Deep Plum (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Burgundy (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Extra Slice (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Voodoo (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Cocoa What Fun (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Iris Bronze #4 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop French Toast (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Anastasia Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is supPosed to be a “finely-milled, highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadow. The brand has a large range of individual eyeshadows that are available as pan-only (no compact to hold them); if you purchase four, you’ll get a 4-well plastic palette for $40 ($10 per eyeshadow), or purchase eight and get an 8-well cardboard palette for $70 ($8.75 per eyeshadow) (the 8-pan is only available directly from the brand). On average, the formula is semi-opaque to opaque, lightly dusty to buttery, wears seven to nine hours, and is fairly blendable. The Metallic and Titanium finishes seem to be the best-performing to me, but there are some really standout mattes and shimmers as well. I find the more recently released shades to be better-performing compared to Anastasia eyeshadows I tried two or three years ago. The wear varies between six and eight hours with decent to good application over bare skin (no primer).

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Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow
Anastasia Touch of Lilac Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow
Anastasia Electro Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow
Anastasia Star Cobalt Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow
Anastasia Rich Velvet Eyeshadow

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Anastasia Eyeshadow $12.00/0.06 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Wow – that blue really is BLUE! I have UD Evidence (I might even have 2 of them) so don’t need this shade but I have to say that I am really enjoying the ABH shadows I’ve purchased so far. I just wish Sephora would carry more of them in store. But I am so impressed, I’m on the verge of trying her concealer and several other products!

It is a rich one! I swear ABH reformulated their eyeshadows, because I really did not find the past palettes that impressive on the whole… but have rarely been disappointed with the ones recently purchased.

Star Cobalt and Rich Velvet are truly gorgeous shades! Plus, I can easily imagine how all 4 of these shades would come together beautifully in an EOTD look!

They are pretty together! Rich Velvet is a little odd, but it can work. I couldn’t find the photos I took for this one, lol!

Very pretty! From the ABH palettes I own, the purples can be hit or miss. It’s nice to see these are pretty good, but I don’t think ABH would be my first choice for purple singles.

I purchased a quad of Anastasia eyeshadows, my first shadows from the brand, during the Sephora event and would appreciate any suggestions /guidance for use. I’m finding the formula frustrating. Is the top layer the issue? I was trying to pack on some colour this morning (Rosette..gorgeous colour) on my eyelid with a MAC 239and yeah good luck with that. The shadow did not pack and the more I tried to put on, the sheerer it appeared. I was wearing a light concealer as a base. I have tried other bases, but not getting the performance I would expect from any in the quad. What am I doing wrong?

That is so strange! Rosette was not one I had any issues with. I have used it over NARS’ primer, but I usually wear it without primer (but I do use the MAC 239 for it).

A naive question. Is it Ok to make the packaging look sooo similar to MAC? I honestly thought MAC came out with a new palette by just looking at the picture.

MAC’s component may not even be designed by them, or it may be designed by a packaging company, who doesn’t owe them the rights. They are both glossy plastic, but Anastasia’s are actually a lot easier to use, because they have the edge along each pan to pop ’em out.

That blue! I like this one quite a lot. It’s all going to depend on how the burgandy shade swatches on me. It’s on my list to swatch now though.

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